On Tuesday, February 15th at 7:00 PM, Senator Sandy Pappas, Representative Rena Moran, and Representative Carlos Mariani will host a virtual town hall to answer questions from constituents and discuss important issues impacting the district. Attendees may participate via zoom by registering… Read More »District 65 Legislators to Host Virtual Town Hall
Senator Sandy Pappas Issues Statement Condemning Shackling of Incarcerated Women in Labor and Failure of Hennepin County to Report
On Wednesday, KARE 11 published the findings of a year-long investigation outlining the shocking and inhumane treatment of pregnant incarcerated women who were shackled while in labor. In response, Sen. Sandy Pappas issued the following statement.
One person was killed, and 14 others were injured during a mass shooting at a bar in downtown Saint Paul early Sunday morning. Three men have been arrested in connection with the tragedy.
The Minnesota Senate adjourned on Monday night without passing a budget. In response, Senator Sandra Pappas (DFL – Minneapolis) released the following statement:
Senator Sandy Pappas (DFL-Saint Paul) made a motion on the Senate floor today to bring a bill to the floor that would put the question of whether the Minnesota Constitution should be amended to include the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) before Minnesota… Read More »Equal Rights Amendment legislation still not heard in the Minnesota Senate
In wake of Daunte Wright death, Senate DFLers call for passage of further police accountability and criminal justice reforms
Following the police killing of Daunte Wright, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka announced that the Senate Judiciary and Transportation Committees would host “fact finding” public safety hearings in the next two weeks. Despite promising to discuss additional public safety, criminal justice, and police accountability measures following the passage of initial reforms last July, these hearings will be the first to discuss public safety issues in the 2021 Legislative Session.